National Vocation Awareness Week: November 1-7

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020

Now is the time to plan how parishes and schools will pray, invite, teach, and celebrate! The Office of Vocations is providing these helpful resources as we celebrate God’s universal call to holiness by helping foster a culture of vocations in our families, parishes, and schools. Please consider using these resources, especially our new booklet promoting a culture of vocations (and share them with your Campus Ministry teams and religion teachers. It gives concrete suggestions on how you can encourage people to pray, learn, celebrate, and invite others to make discerning vocations part of your parish’s culture. You can also find the following resources at

Building a Culture of Vocations booklet (PDF)

Holy Hour for Vocations (PDF)

Rosary for Vocations (PDF)

Prayers of the Faithful for Vocations (PDF)

Bulletin Blurb for Vocations (PDF)
Seminarians of the Archdiocese of Seattle 20-21 booklet (PDF)

Special Event
Vocations: The Priesthood!
Sunday, Nov 8 at 2:00pm

Men in the Archdiocese of Seattle age 13-40 are invited to join a presentation by Associate Director of Vocations Fr. Justin Ryan on learning about the priesthood, steps for discernment, seminary life, and more! Register in advance: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Social Media
Instagram: @seattlevocations  | Facebook: /seattlevocations
Share our posts the week of November 1-7 (and throughout the year). Working together, we can all help foster a culture of vocations in the Archdiocese of Seattle. When your parish initiates an activity that promotes vocations, tag us on your social media channels to share your ideas!

Fr. Justin Ryan is now the Associate Director of Vocations. He is in charge of vocation promotion, discernment, and candidate inquiry. Please direct those who are considering the priesthood to Fr. Ryan. or 206-507-4476. Fr. Bryan Dolejsi continues his position as Director of Vocations, focusing on seminarian formation.

Other Resources
Vianney Vocations National Vocation Awareness Week
USCCB Hispanic Vocations
USCCB Vocation Resources for families
USCCB Vocation Lesson Plans for Educators and Youth Leaders
USCCB The Permanent Diaconate

Seattle Vocations Religious Life
Seattle Vocations Diocesan Priesthood
Archdiocese of Seattle Office for Marriage & Family Life

“God, what do you want me to do with my life for you?”

Office of Vocations
Office of the Vicar for Clergy
Archdiocese of Seattle
710 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
206.382.4276 (office) |